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Alex + Ada #8

In "Alex + Ada" #8, love blooms but doesn't have clear path within a thorny bramble of law and ethics.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Sarah Vaughn, Jonathan Luna
Artists:
Jonathan Luna
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
August 11th, 2014

Moon Knight #6

Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey deliver a tightly-paced origin for the new Black Spectre, capped off with a fitting confrontation to wrap up their run on the title in "Moon Knight" #6.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Declan Shalvey
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
August 11th, 2014

Lazarus #10

Greg Rucka and Michael Lark reveal what happened to Jonah Carlyle in Hock territory for "Lazarus" #10.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
Michael Lark, Brian Level
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
August 11th, 2014

The Squidder #2

The Squidder changes his mind about retrieving the priestess in Ben Templesmith's "The Squidder" #2.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Ben Templesmith
Artists:
Ben Templesmith
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
August 11th, 2014

New Avengers #22

On another world, someone may be shouting, "You maniacs! You blew it up!" regarding the outcome of "New Avengers" #22, written by Jonathan Hickman with art from Kev Walker.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Kev Walker
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 11th, 2014

Harbinger: Omegas #1

Writer Joshua Dysart's "Harbinger: Omegas" #1 is a low-key but critical conduit between the recently-concluded "Harbinger" series and whatever comes next, nicely laid out and cleverly drawn by Rafa Sandoval and Jordi Tarragona.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Joshua Dysart
Artists:
Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
August 11th, 2014

Original Sin: Hulk Vs. Iron Man #4

Kieron Gillen and Mark Waid somewhat redeem Tony Stark and clarify his role in creating The Hulk in "Original Sin" #3.4, with action and revelations that salvages the series, and has a convincing Hulk vs. Iron Man battle drawn by Luke Ross.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen, Mark Waid
Artists:
Luke Ross
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
August 11th, 2014

SIP Kids #1

In "SIP Kids" #1 by Terry Moore, the original "Strangers in Paradise" characters are all six years old. It's a funny and charming debut that will be especially rewarding for fans of the original series.

Publisher:
Abstract Studios
Writer:
Terry Moore
Artists:
Terry Moore
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
August 8th, 2014

Steven Universe #1

Steven, Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl deal with attacking gems, birthday surprises and more in "Steven Universe" #1.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Jeremy Sorese, Raven M. Mousee, Kali Ciesemier, Joceline Fenton
Artists:
Jeremy Sorese, Raven M. Mousee, Kali Ciesemier, Joceline Fenton
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
August 8th, 2014

Angel & Faith Season 10 #5

"Angel & Faith Season 10" #5 is really just "Angel Season 10" #5, but Victor Gischler and Derlis Santacruz's story addressing the recent changes in vampires is the best issue to date.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Victor Gischler
Artists:
Derlis Santacruz, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 8th, 2014

Imperial #1

Mark McDonnell's painfully mediocre life gets turned upside down the superhero Imperial comes to him in Steven T. Seagle and Mark Dos Santos' "Imperial" #1.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Steven T. Seagle
Artists:
Mark Dos Santos
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
August 8th, 2014

I Was The Cat

Paul Tobin and Benjamin Dewey present a tale of a cat who wants to take over the world in "I Was The Cat."

Publisher:
Oni Press
Writer:
Paul Tobin
Artists:
Benjamin Dewey
Reviewer:
Matt Little
August 8th, 2014

Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #4

Peter Parker returns in Briand Michael Bendis and David Marquez's "Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man" #4.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
David Marquez
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
August 8th, 2014

Legendary Star-Lord #2

Peter's half-sister plans to turn him over for a handsome bounty before he easily talks her out of it in Sam Humphries and Paco Medina's "Legendary Star-Lord" #2.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Sam Humphries
Artists:
Paco Medina, Juan Vlasco
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
August 8th, 2014

New 52: Futures End #14

80% of "New 52: Futures End" #14 consists of fight scenes (Emiko, Big Barda, Deathstroke, Plastique, Batman Beyond, etc.) and it's eroding a lot of good will that the book's writing staff built up a month ago.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen
Artists:
Aaron Lopresti, Art Thibert
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 8th, 2014

Grayson #2

"Grayson" #2 deals with the growing mystery of Spyral and a high-speed cannibal in the second issue of the series written by Tom King and Tim Seeley with are from Mikel Janin.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tim Seeley, Tom King
Artists:
Mikel Janin, Guillermo Ortego, Juan Castro
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 8th, 2014

Justice League 3000 #8

"Justice League 3000" #9 gives the team a desperately needed victory, as Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, Howard Porter, and Chris Batista give us an escape from Cadmusworld.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis
Artists:
Howard Porter, Chris Batista, LeBeau Underwood
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 8th, 2014

New Warriors #8

"New Warriors" #8 finishes up the focus on new Inhuman Haechi, but Christopher Yost and Marcus To's comic has good ideas but feels a little too scattered to fully grab one's attention.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christopher Yost
Artists:
Marcus To
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 8th, 2014

Action Comics #34

Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder pit Superman against the Ghost Solider once more in “Action Comics” #29.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Aaron Kuder, Scott Kolins
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 8th, 2014

Nightworld #1

Adam McGovern and Paolo Leandri's "Nightworld" #1 is dreamlike and strange, even as it feels like a lost dark fantasy comic by Jack Kirby.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Adam McGovern
Artists:
Paolo Leandri
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 8th, 2014

She-Hulk #7

Charles Soule and Javier Pulido deliver the best issue yet of their wonderful new "She-Hulk" series.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Javier Pulido
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
August 8th, 2014

Usagi Yojimbo: Senso #1

"Usagi Yojimbo: Senso" #1 lets Stan Sakai jump 20 years into the future, as all-out war between Lord Noriyuki and Lord Hikiji breaks out, with Usagi as a general... but something bigger is on the horizon.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Stan Sakai
Artists:
Stan Sakai
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 7th, 2014

Rocket Raccoon #2

Skottie Young sends Rocket to prison in "Rocket Raccoon" #2, and Rocket breaks out in spectacular fashion.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Skottie Young
Artists:
Skottie Young
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 7th, 2014

Superior Spider-Man #32

"Superior Spider-Man" #32 gives Dan Slott, Christos Gage, Giuseppe Camuncoli and Adam Kubert a chance to check in with Otto Octavius before the events of "Spider-Verse" unfurl.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott, Christos Gage
Artists:
Giuseppe Camuncoli, John Dell, Adam Kubert
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 7th, 2014

Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers #1

"Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers" #1 feels like a modern-day rediscovery of a classic Kirby concept, which is exactly what it is, courtesy of writer Joe Casey and artists Nathan Fox, Jim Rugg and Ulises Farinas.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Joe Casey
Artists:
Nathan Fox, Jim Rugg, Ulises Farinas
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 6th, 2014

Howtoons [Re]Ignition #1

"Howtoons [Re]Ignition" #1 by writer Fred Van Lente and artist Tom Fowler delivers a cool story, science lessons and how-to instructions for some simple, but fun activities.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Tom Fowler
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 6th, 2014

Thanos: The Infinity Revelation

Jim Starlin stages an epic homecoming in "Thanos: The Infinity Revelation," an opus whose strength lies in the vast journey that takes readers through every cosmic corner of the Marvel Universe.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jim Starlin
Artists:
Jim Starlin, Andy Smith
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
August 5th, 2014
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